West Moore

West Moore (born October 15, [2] 1978 [3] ) is an American author, social entrepreneur, producer, political analyst, and decorated US Army officer. He is the author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work, zowel or welke are New York Times Bestsellers. He was ook the host for Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network and the Executive Producer / Writer for Coming Back with Western Moore on PBS. [4]

Currently, Moore is the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU. BridgeEdU is a social enterprise dedicated to Reinventing the Freshman Year and customizing a softer one disaster to higher education for students aged ring hun freshman year of college. [5]

Early life and education

Moore was born in Baltimore on September 15, [2] 1978, [3] to Father Wesley, a radio news host and mother Joy, a native of Lowe River , Jamaica. When Moore was three, he witnessed his Father’s death. After his Father’s match, West’s mother took im and his two sisters to live in the Bronx with hun grandparents. [6]

Moore attended Riverdale Country School . At Riverdale, have Encountered academic and disciplinary struggles. When Moore’s grades have meant declined and he became involved in petty crime, his mother enrolled im in Valley Forge Military Academy . [6]

After high school, Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College, a junior college in Pennsylvania. He went on to attend Johns Hopkins University where he studied International Relations and Economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa [7] in 2001. Immediately after, he attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar where he earned a master’s degree in International Relations.

Early career

While living in London, Moore started a career in finance at Deutsche Bank in the international trade and finance division, but in 2005 he left to utilize his training as a Paratrooper and joined the 82nd Street Airborne Division of the US Army in Afghanistan. Moore led a team of paratroopers and special operators who ulcers Trained in civil affairs, psychologische operations, information operations and verschillende other special operations command disciplines. Among the many awards he RECEIVED was the Combat Action Badge.

Upon his return to the United States, Moore was accepted as a White House Fellow. He placed binnen the State Department’s Office of US Foreign Assistance Resources where he tracked foreign aid to dat it was being-used Properly. He served at the White House for one year, dan Returned to New York to work in finance at Citigroup.

Literary career

Moore wrote his first book, The Other Wes Moore, in 2010. This book and The Work are New York Times Bestsellers. Additionally, Discovering Western Moore is a Young Adult edition of his Bestselling book, and This Way Home is his first Young Adult Novel therein will be released in the Fall of 2015.

The Other Wes Moore The Other Wes Moore is the story of two young boys Baltimore therein share the co-naming and a similar history, but travel down very différent paths. While zowel Grew Up Father less with troubled pasts, one became a Rhodes scholar and leader, and the other was convicted of murder and is serving a life Currently sentence. West Moore sets out to answer what made the difference through counting the story of young one Trying to find hun way into a seemingly broken world. The Other Wes Moore has bone on zowel the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Author Wes Moore. (theotherwesmoore.com) [8]

Discovering Western Moore

Discovering Western Moore is the Young Adult adaption to The Other Wes Moore. This book acts as a Cautionary tale therein is more accessible to a Younger audience while Maintaining the powerful message and story that was set out in The Other Wes Moore. (amazon.com) [9]

The Work

The Work zorgt a language or finding purpose and passion through the work a person does. This book retraces West’s experiences around the globe dat port LED im to find his passion. In addition under he tells the stories of a carton other “change makers” and how they ‘found hun paths to purpose. (amazon.com) [10]

This Way Home

This Way Home is a Young Adult novel about a high school basketball star player. Elijah faces a struggle therein Emerges from a standoff with a local course after they ‘attempt to recruit im to hun basketball team. Elijah Refusés to play for Them and is faced with the consequences. Taking place in a Pivotal time or a young adult’s journey, this story is about Discovering what truly matters in life. [11]


Moore is ook involved in a variety of productions. He has hosted, directed and produktie programs on OWN as well as PBS.

Coming back with Wes Moore

Coming back with Wes Moore, a series of executive produktie by author and former Army combat veteran Wes Moore, Aired in three parts on achtereenvolgende Tuesdays beginning May 13, 2014, on PBS. The three episode series tells the story of Western Moore’s search for answers to some of the musts s difficult questions related to returning home from war. The show follows the personal lives or différent soldiers as they ‘attempt to reintegrate back JSON society, Establish new identities, and find new missions. Lycra episode focuses on a différent stage or coming home, “Coming Back” (May 13), “Fitting In” (May 20) and “Moving Forward” (May 27). http://www.pbs.org/coming-back-with-wes-moore/home/ Episodes:

Episode 1: “Coming Back” ( http://www.pbs.org/coming-back-with-wes-moore/episodes/episode-1-coming-back/ )

Episode 2: Fitting In ( http://www.pbs.org/coming-back-with-wes-moore/episodes/fitting-in/ )

Episode 3: Moving Forward ( http://www.pbs.org/coming-back-with-wes-moore/episodes/moving-forward/ )

All the Difference

All the Difference is Currently in production, Scheduled to be released in 2016. All the Difference is a documentary welke seeks to under stand why many boys of color port majoritarian difficulty Transitioning in higher education and what kan be done about it. The program has bone filmed over 5 years and tells the story of two young boys and hun policymaking to Avoid the pitfalls of growing up in low-income, high-risk communities and Chicago navigate higher education. The film is being made in cooperation with PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://www.nomadicpictures.org/film/all-the-difference/ (hyperlink)

News analyst

Moore is a consistent contributor to many news publications waaronder the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Baltimore Sun, The New York Times and many other publications. Moore regularly Appears on verschillende MSNBC programs waaronder Hardball, Now with Alex Wagner, Rachel Maddow, PoliticsNation, Meet the Press , and Morning Joe .

Notable appearances ook include:

Face the Nation

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report

Real Time with Bill Maher

Veterans activist

Moore is a very vocal advocate for serving Those who served the nation been overseas. He has worked with verschillende Veterans groups, zoals the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America and Things We Read , and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Moore has ook Presented a TED talk at TEDSalon NY2014 Titled How to Talk to Veterans About the War .


  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Oprah Winfrey Interview
  • Meet the Press Interview
  • Colbert Report Western Moore
  • West Moore Ted Talk
  • New Day Northwest


  1. Jump up^ Western Moore (2003). Discovering Western Moore . Random House . p. 6.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b West Moore (@ WesMoore1) (October 15, 2015). “What a way to end my birthday !! @MDDailyRecord Thanks for making it unforgettable !!” . Twitter . Retrieved April 18, 2016 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b “About the Author” , www.theotherwesmoore.com, Accessed July 15, 2015.
  4. Jump up^ Moore, West. “Coming Back With Western Moore” . PBS.org . Retrieved 18 August 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ Moore, West. “BridgeEdu” . BridgeEdu . Retrieved 18 August 2015 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:a b Moore, West (11 January 2011). The Other Wes Moore . Random House Publishing Group. p. 250. ISBN  9780385528207 . Retrieved 18 August 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ http://hub.jhu.edu/2013/04/17/wes-moore-education-commencement/
  8. Jump up^ Moore, West (11 January 2011). The Other Wes Moore . Random House Publishing Group. p. 250. ISBN  9780385528207 . Retrieved 18 August 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ Moore, West. “Discovering Western Moore” . Penguinrandomhouse.com . Penguin Random House . Retrieved 18 August 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Moore, West (13 January 2015). The Work . Random House Publishing. p. 272. ISBN  978-0812993578 . Retrieved 19 August 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Moore, West (10 November 2015). This Way Home . Random House Childrens Books. p. 256. ISBN  978-0385741699 . Retrieved 19 August 2015 .